170g salted butter, softened
60g icing sugar
170g plain flour
1 teaspoon almond extract
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
Beat together butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy Add flour, cornflour and almond extract and beat until it just comes together.
Roll into 16 balls, then flatten to disc. Place on baking sheets and press down with a lightly floured fork.
Bake for 10-12 minutes
Allow to cool, and then eat with a delicious cup of tea!
This is a really great basic recipe, and you definitely could play around with the flavours (the original recipe called for vanilla essence, and I didn’t have any – for shame! – and so substituted for almond extract. And it worked!